“The preconscious is like a mental waiting room, in which thoughts remain until they succeed in attracting the eye of the conscious.”(Freud, 1924)
According to Freud (1915), the unconscious mind is the primary source of human behavior. Like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see.
This article is about how to train your mind to open up to the extraordinary, as opening to the unlimited brings along more peace of mind, more prosperity and an evolutionary and beneficial lifestyle, kind of what everyone is looking for. Here’s some piece of advice from Dr. Mario Varvoglis on means to becoming more intuitive, more receptive and – why not? – more imaginative.
Mario Varvoglis, doctor of experimental psychology, teaches us we do not have to rely on magic formulas or esoteric exercises for achieving certain goals. Further more, the scientist, who manages the Institut Métapsychique International, shares his knowledge and the conclusions he had reached based on analysis and studies on psi phenomena, and not on presumptions or pure theory.
Phenomena such as telepathy, psycho kinesis, precognition or even distance mind vision are called psi, subjects studied in the laboratory by Dr. Mario Varvoglis, whose premise is simple: “There are exchanges with the environment which cannot be understood by the classical laws of physics, and which have not yet found definitive scientific explanations. So much for research.
Regarding ordinary people that we are, these phenomena have another interest: they can be cultivated for our greater profit.”It is not about gaining ‘powers’, but about fostering an increase in our being. Does my mind have more faculties than I usually perceive? Could my dreams, my intuition, my sensitivity be “worked on” in such a way as to guide me, to teach me?
Mario Varvoglis teaches us how to experience this through a five-step approach.
1. Feed your curiosity
All skills are driven by curiosity, whatever the field, psi area included. The more we refine our knowledge, the more we question our beliefs and our ordinary way of thinking, the more we make ourselves available to the possibility of experiencing phenomena that escape our usual “self”.
Practice: Reading testimonials and serious books on psi manifestations opens up a new way of thinking. It is not a matter of conditioning oneself but of becoming familiar with concepts, of acquiring elements of knowledge, in order to be able to distinguish, for example, between a phenomenon of autosuggestion and an extraordinary experience.
2. Sharpen your receptivity
Our Western mind tends to find immediate rational explanations for the psi phenomena we experience. Thus, a dazzling intuition or a premonitory dream can go by the wayside almost immediately after having been lived. On the opposite, if we pay attention to these manifestations without trying to believe them or to give them an inductiveexplanation, we will realize that they are likely to be useful (advice, warnings, information) and that they contribute to an “increased” perception of our being.
Practice: keep a dated logbook of everything that seems related to our sixth sense (premonitions, intuitions, disturbing coincidences, etc.), describing the context, the physical sensations and emotions associated with it, as well as the message that we spontaneously got out of it.
3. Increase awareness
Opening up to the perception of psi phenomena requires familiarity with the techniques of introspection. First to avoid information jamming – how do we tell the difference between the voice of our guilt and that of our intuition? -, but also to train your mind to more receptive states of consciousness. The goal is to become familiar with listening to the part of our mind that escapes our ordinary awareness.
To distinguish more and more clearly the messages expressing our desires or our fears from those exerted by our self (the dimension of our being that, according to Jung, is larger, more connected, more “knownful” than our “little self”). Meditative techniques are a royal road to this state. Deep relaxation, that shifts our brain from beta waves (those of our daily activities) to theta waves (those of deep meditators), also opens up other levels of consciousness.
Practice: Spend between a quarter of an hour and a half hour each day for relaxation or meditation. In a calm place, sitting or lying down, eyes closed or half-closed, relax each part of your body consciously, breath through your nose by exhaling longer than inhaling. Welcome, without classifying or judging, the arising thoughts and emotions, and let them pass. It is when the mind and body are still, mind awake, consciousness expanded, and when we open ourselves to subtle perceptions.
4. Travel to other dimensions
Creative visualization, by teaching us to travel through the imagination beyond the usual boundaries of our mind, allows us to break down barriers in our mind and gain access to other dimensions of our consciousness. This technique is accessible to all. It is about imagining a shape with precision, controlling it and using it to obtain benefits (recharge your batteries, receive advice). Same as meditation or relaxation, this method requires regular training.
Practice: relaxed, in a calm place, eyes closed, deep and regular breathing, visualize yourself moving in the landscape of your choice, let your imagination run wild. The important thing is to immerse yourself in this universe. You can receive the information you need in several ways: by reading a mail, hearing a voice, meeting a character…
5. Direct your dreams
Many of the psi experiences happen through dreams. This is why it is important to be watchful regarding the messages they deliver, to get familiar with dream language, so as to distinguish psychic material from psi material. In addition, in order to obtain information or advice and to come into contact with the subtle world, there is one proactive technique: lucid dreaming, meaning being aware you are dreaming, takingplace during the phase of paradoxical sleep, is used for millennia as a therapeutic and spiritual method.
The practice: for inducing a lucid dream, namely keep being conscious while asleep, self-hypnosis is effective. But this requires sustained practice. Once in bed, tell yourself repeatedly: “Tonight, I will become aware of my dream…”,supplemented by an intention, such as: “… and I will meet someone to guide me”. When happening and when aware that you are in a dream, try to orient towards seeking, for instance, meeting your guide and having a dialogue with him.
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